Formula One, the world’s highest class of auto racing
Formula One, the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), features autos racing at more than 350 kilometers per hour. Unlike the Olympics or the World Cup, the race consists of a series of races held in different countries and cities throughout the year. After 19 races, the results of each race are combined to determine the final ranking.
Korea successfully hosted its first annual Formula One event in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do Province in October 2010. The F1 Korea Grand Prix held in Yeongam in 2011 drew 24 racers from 12 teams. The Yeongam race was particularly noted for the come-back of super star Michael Schumacher.
Yeongam is a major circuit of Formula One and a festival venue where locals can enjoy the thrill of the race with people from all over the world.